Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

This page is for job and internship opportunities from within and outside of the NREM Department. Postings will be deleted once application periods are over. 


  • Internal Opportunities
  • External Job Opportunities
  • External Internships Opportunities
  • External Assistantship Opportunities
  • External Postdoc Opportunities

Internal Opportunities


Interested in an internship program that focuses on agriculture, food production, nutrition, resource management, and more? Find more information below!'


Mālama Maunalua 2024 Summer Internship Program

Applications are now open for our 2024 Summer Internship Program! This 10-week paid internship program is ideal for students or recent graduates who wish to gain hands-on experience conducting research in the field. This summer we are hiring interns to work on projects ranging from coral and native algae restoration, urchin biocontrol, green infrastructure/stormwater runoff, education & outreach, and social media management & design. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in volunteer events, work with partnering organizations within the Maunalua region, and conduct outreach with students & members of the community

For more information about our internship program check out our website at


Internal Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Research Position in Environmental Economics - (Recreation)

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team
developing a strategic plan to manage the state of Hawaii’s Na Ala Hele public trail system. This
research aims to quantify the economic, social, and ecological dimensions of recreational
impacts, public perceptions of use management approaches, providing valuable insights for
sustainable management and conservation strategies.


  • Conduct literature review of existing methodologies and frameworks focused on trial management, environmental economis, nonmarket valuation, willingness-to-pay and recreational impacts assessment.
  • Design and implement data collection strategies, including designing surveys, web scraping crowdsourced data, or other relevant information recreational information to examine various impacts to better manage Hawaiʻi trails for current and future generations.
  • Apply quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques to assess and quantify the economic, social, and environmental values associated with recreational activities.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and stakeholders to integrate research findings into management and policy recommendations.
  • Prepare and present research findings at conferences, workshops, and academic seminars.
  • Prepare a report/thesis documenting the research process, findings, and conclusions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current (or qualified for M.S. enrollment in NREM) in a graduate program at UH. Interests in natural economics and environment science such as Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) or Economics Department.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, natural resource management, environmental science or related field.
  • Interest in environmental valuation, ecosystem services, and recreational ecology.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Good data, database management skills;
  • Prior experience in research or fieldwork related to economics is preferred but not required
  • Excellent statistics and spatial analysis skills (GIS, R, Stata, or python);
  • Strong in-person communication skills;


  • Opportunity to work with leading researchers in the field of economics, environmental and ecosystem management.
  • Hands-on experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing research projects.
  • Access to academic facilities, resources, and professional development opportunities.
  • Two-years of graduate research funding available.

Begin Fall 2024 with 2 years of graduate research funding.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), academic transcripts,
and contact information for two references via Please indicate
"Graduate Research Position Application - Environmental Economics” in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin in Summer of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
For inquiries about the position or application process, please contact Ashley Lowe Mackenzie,
Assistant Professor at or 808-956-0908.


Internal Postdoc Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow in Remote Sensing of Invasive and Nuisance Species

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawaiʻi and Manoa seeks a recent Ph.D. interest in applying remote sensing techniques to the management of coral reef ecosystems in the Marine Monuments of the Pacific. 

The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement research applying high-resolution satellite data to invasive and nuisance species detection on reefs in Marine National Monuments across the Pacific, document long-term trends in benthic cover, aid in the development of remote sensing tools for the conservation of coral reefs in the Pacific Islands. Study areas are the reefs of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (MNM), Pacific Remote Islands MNM, and Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 


  • Develop advanced skill in remote sensing of coastal ecosystems, analytical skills, programming skills, and collaborate with researchers at various institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
  • Opportunities to collect data from field sites, either in person or through partnerships. The fellow is expected to present the results of the project at national/ international conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in resource management, coastal environment, or related field with a background in coastal remote sensing.
  • Experience with image processing software and GIS software.
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., R, Python, C, etc.). 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting field work involving remote sensing.
  • Experience in processing a wide variety of datasets.
  • Familiarity with various image data format. 

To apply, please submit electronically a statement of research interest including how you meet the minimum and/ or desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three professional references to Tomoaki Miura (, +1-808-956-7333). 

Application deadline: Application will remain open until position is filled. 

KUPU Year-Round Internship with the Teaching Change Partnership

This KUPU year-round membership opportunity is for people that love Hawai'i and are interested in learning how to lead Bioculturally-grounded conservation experiences for middle and high school students.

As part of your KUPU experience, you will: 

  • Learn how to lead overnight conservation education programs at the Hakalau
    Forest National Wildlife Refuge and the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Dry Forest.
  • Help plan conservation education events including the Biocultural Blitz in
    Puʻuwaʻawaʻa and Earth Dayʻs Conservation Career Day on the UH-Hilo Campus.
  • Understand how to weave biocultural stewardship, climate change, and place-based
    learning into programming for Hawaiʻi Island Youth and their teachers.
    In the process, you will make great professional connections, earn $18,000, and receive a
    $5,000 education award.

To learn more about our programs:

For questions/ more information, please contact


Part Time Human Resources Assistant - Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii 

  • Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, a youth service non-profit organization, is looking for a part time Human Resources Assistant in their downtown administrative office location. This position will support the Human Resource Director in the day-to-day recruiting and HR transactional functions
  • Pay: $20.00/hour
  • Deadline to apply: 05/13/2024
  • Job# 270478
  • Click Here to Apply


Engineers and Scientists - Tinker ABF 

  • Electrical or Computer Engineering Degree BS/MS/PHD
  • Apply your scientific and engineering know-how. Utilize your knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of engineering and science to support the U.S. Air Force! In an ever-changing world, the things we do make a difference immediately to our nation’s defense, and you can be a part of it. We are advancing our military’s mission to keep our friends, our families, and our country safe
  • Pay: $36,000.00 - $90,000.00
  • Deadline to Apply: 05/16/2024
  • Job# 258167
  • Click Here to Apply


Research Project Manager for Hawaiʻi VINE Project

  • Agency: Hawaiʻi VINE Project - University of Wyoming
  • Salary: $57,000 – 62,000 per annum, depending on experience, and full benefits.
    See full benefits here.
    Start date: ~July 1, 2024. Renewable annual contract for up to 36 months total duration, depending on successful reviews.
  • Qualifications: Required is an M.S. degree in biology, natural resources management, wildlife biology or
    related field and at least 2 years of field experience. Preference will be given to applicants with
    supervisory experience of field crews, previous work experience in Hawaiʻi, particularly on plants, and
    experience working with birds.
  • Contact: Questions may be directed to Dr. Corey Tarwater
    How to Apply: Review of applications will begin May 12. Complete an online application
    Please upload the following documents as a single PDF file: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and qualifications.
  • Note--> full job description accessible via the above online application link.

**List of Internship Opportunities that can be used towards NREM Internship Experience requirement (NREM 492)**

State of Hawaii - Plant Pathology Internship

Position Title: Plant pathology internship
Department: Agriculture
Division: Plant Industry
Geographic Location: Oahu Honolulu

This internship will be under the supervision of the plant pathologist of the Plant Industry Division. The aim of this program is to protect Hawaii from plant pathogens that are agrosecurity threats. The objectives of the intern will be to 1) learn morphological and biochemical identification techniques for
plant pathogen diagnostics, 2) learn to read research literature, 3) analyze data to conduct risk assessments of important plant pathogen biosecurity threats to Hawaii, and 4) develop skills and expertise in conducting surveys of plant pathogens. Duties will include processing routine samples from quarantine inspection office, University of Hawaii extension agents, agricultural industries, and public; data maintenance; assisting in statewide surveys of plant pathogens; and maintaining plants and cultures for diagnostics. The intern with be expected to arrive on time, unless notified in advanced for late arrival or being absent.

Josiah Marquez, PhD
Plant Pathologist
Office: (808) 973-9528
Cell: (808) 391-7159
Plant Industry Division
Department of Agriculture
State of Hawaii
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814


Bishop Museum Malacology Department - Rare Snail Captive Rearing Intern

The malacology collection houses rare, EW (extinct in the wild) Hawaiian land snails with the goal of re-
establishing native populations within the island. Captive rearing interns will assist in a wide variety of
duties associated primarily with this live land snail collection. These include, but are not limited to, captive rearing of rare and endangered live snails, maintenance of snail habitats and supplies, and census recording of individuals. Initiatives are in partnership with the USDA’s Snail Extinction Prevention
Program, where outreach and education activities aimed at informing conservation staff of partner
agencies and the general public may be required. Due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, field outings
will be limited or on hiatus until further notice.

If interested contact: Dr. Nori Yeung; Malacology Curator, Bishop Museum,

  • Shift: Hours of Operation 12 to 8 pm M-F
  • Commitment: Minimum of 2.5-hour blocks of time and at least 5 hours of participation each week, flexible schedule
  • Need: Ongoing; Year Round
  • Minimum Age requirement: 18 years or older

Bishop Museum Malacology Department - Data Digitization Intern

Help unlock valuable information about the diversity and distribution of Pacific Island land snails in the
Bishop Museum Malacology Collection by becoming part of a multi‐institutional project. Interns will help
with the imaging and databasing of historical specimens and associated field notes and mapping of
specimen distributions using GIS based applications. Interns will gain experience in using digital imaging systems, macro photography, image editing tools, collection management databases, mollusc taxonomy, and geography. 

Informatics subprojects include:

  • Mobilizing locality data (georeferencing) to create and analyze species distributional changes across islands (Stipend $1200 for 120 hours)
  • Gathering trait data from museum collection data and/or literature to study the drivers of species extinction/preservation
  • Parsing taxonomic records into a database format for upload into taxonomic aggregators (ie. WoRMs, MolluscaBase)
  • If the students are interested in working with the physical collection instead, we can work with the student in developing an imaging or digitization subproject. These can include determining, imaging and photo analyses of type specimens to enhance species determinations, and the digitization of specimens and associated event information to test database/physical collection similarity.


  • Shift: Hours of Operation 9 to 6 pm
  • Commitment: Minimum of 2.5-hour blocks of time and at least 5 hours of participation each week, flexible schedule
  • Need: Ongoing; Year Round
  • Minimum Age requirement: 16 years or older

If interested contact: Dr. Nori Yeung; Malacology Curator, Bishop Museum,

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship – University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

$25,908 – Full Time   

Responsibilities: We are seeking a motivated student interested in research related to flow ecology and invasive species in Hawaiian stream systems. The successful candidate will be required to collect fishes from locations on Hawaii Island, maintain them in captivity, and conduct swim tunnel respirometry studies with them. The candidate will work with a broad range of collaborators of different backgrounds from state, federal, and local community partners.


  • Minimum qualifications are a B.S. degree in fisheries science or related fields in ecology, biology, or natural resource management
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Desired qualifications include demonstrated proficiency in technical writing, statistical analyses, maintaining fishes in captivity, collecting fishes in the field, and working collaboratively as part of a research team.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Tim Grabowski ( via email for further details or to apply.


  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and professional goals
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts
  • Formal acceptance to the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo will be required of the successful candidate after selection.